Join Holly and Tim in Sunny Spain

Come play in the sun! Rejuvenate amid the rolling Spanish hills of Andalucia. What would you say to spending 7 dreamy nights under the stars of the Milky Way? Imagine yourself relaxing by the saltwater pool after a rejuvenating yoga class with views stretching out over the golden horizon.

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Sounding good for the soul?

Then let’s get into the nitty gritty! Our commitment to you is to bring you a week of relaxation, rejuvenation, movement and nutritious food. You will come away from the retreat having restored energy levels, calmed the mind and had the experience of a lifetime. This is a seven-night retreat which will run from Saturday 12th October until Saturday 19th October 2019. Check-in will be from 3pm on the Saturday and checkout will be 11am on the following Saturday

What’s included?

7 nights accommodation

3 x delicious organic vegetarian meals a day

6 x morning yoga classes

6 x evening yoga classes

Use of manduka yoga mats and studio props

Shibashi, Qi Gong, Tai Chi sessions

Seasonal wellness informational sessions

Warm sauna dreaming session

Filtered drinking water, hot drinks and fruit throughout the day

Pool and bath towels

Tour of Dandayara – The Permaculture Sustainability Project onsite

What’s not included?

Flights

Transport to retreat centre

Travel insurance

Massages and other treatments

Wine/smoothies/juices/snacks

Goodies from the amazing Shakti yoga boutique

Additional activities or excursions not mentioned. 

Colour Therapy – Life Alignment personal coaching

Extra spending money for activities, souvenirs, etc

Serene Suryalila!

Suryalila is a composite of two Sanskrit words. Surya refers to the ancient sun god and lila means cosmic play (of the gods). Together the words mean “Cosmic Play of the Sun”.

Our relaxing eco-retreat is nestled serenely in a large open valley in the foothills of the Sierra de Grazelema Natural Park. This majestic mountain range can be seen looming large on the horizon behind Suryalila – a dedicated and tranquil yoga centre. A striking part of the natural beauty of the property is the breathtaking vistas extending in all directions: rolling hills, fields of sunflowers, and lakes.

Relax in a hammock, walk the trails to an ancient monastery, delight in the gardens, daydream, explore the nearby villages, treat yourself to a massage, work on your tan, read by the pool, say hello to the animals. Observe and live the art of sustainable architecture first hand from our hosts.

Our accommodation is both soothing to the soul and delightful to the eye. The furnishings and the room decorations have all been imported from Bali, India and Morocco. The Spanish farmhouse-style wooden ceilings with beams and the terracotta tiled floors blend harmoniously with the exotic Asian furniture and wall hangings. Choose to stay in either the farmhouse buildings or the sustainably built Eco Casas. The Eco Casas contains three charming and romantic ecofriendly rooms built from sustainable cob – straw bale & mud, which all have access to the very pleasant nearby hot showers and toilets.

No matter where you sleep, there is even the option to try the sustainable outdoor shower that works to water the gardens. Watch for rainbows galore while splashing under a bluebird blue sky. It’s heaven!

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The Bedrooms

Each of the bedrooms has the capacity to sleep two. If you are planning on coming on this retreat as a person on your own, we would pair you up with another same sex person travelling on their own. Alternatively, if you fancy more privacy, each room is available for single occupancy. Prices below are per person for 7 nights accommodation, yoga and meals, from Saturday 12th lunch to Saturday 19th breakfast. The setup in each bedroom is as follows.

Ananda Shanti Delux: en suite, double bedroom located on the ground floor of Casa Ananda. Casa Ananda is one of the lovely houses overlooking the Plaza de las Naranjas, the charming main courtyard. The house is fully furnished with beautiful furniture and fittings from Bali and Morocco.

Ananda Twin: two single beds in Casa Ananda, located in the beautiful tower house. You will enjoy a communal lounge area with a stunning view. This room shares a bathroom with one other room.

Eco Casa, Soma: Is a beautiful eco-friendly double room built from sustainable cob (straw bale & mud). It is charming with its romantic character. One double bed, shared bathroom close by.

Eco Casa, Maya: two single beds, shared bathroom close by. Eco Casa Maya is beautiful ecofriendly room built from sustainable cob (straw bale & mud). This is a twin room. Maya in Sanskrit means “magic” or “illusion”.

Eco Casa, Devi: two single beds, shared bathroom close by. Eco Casa Devi is beautiful ecofriendly twin room built from sustainable cob (straw bale & mud). This is a twin room. Devi in Sanskrit means “goddess”

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Food and Drinks

Three beautiful vegetarian meals a day will be presented buffet style in the farmhouse dining room. Suryalila is renowned for the outstanding quality of their kitchen. Our meals will be vegetarian and organic with much of the produce coming from their own permaculture garden. Special diets and allergies e.g. wheat free, gluten free, vegan, nut allergies? No worries, when booking just let us know your dietary requirements. With such bounty it is unlikely you could ever be hungry, but just in case…fresh juices, smoothies, wine and snacks are available for purchase.

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Yoga, Seasonal Wellness and Qi Gong Classes

Our yoga classes will be held in the retreat’s three purpose built yoga studios. Our practice will be divided mainly between the Moon Shala (a sustainable, eco-built cobb building) and the cozy wooden-beamed Ganesha studio in the farmhouse. There will also be the opportunity to practice in the white geodesic dome as well on one of the days.

All studios are equipped with Manduka yoga mats and props but if there is anything in particular that you need for your practice then it’s best to bring it with you. The morning classes will be designed to gently wake you up and stretch you out ready for a relaxing day ahead. The evening classes will be more restorative and will work on balancing out your energy.

Beginners to yoga are very welcome on this retreat. There will always be options to challenge yourself but the main focus will be doing whatever it is your body needs – so if that’s rest, please listen to that! There will be abundant opportunities during the week to refresh mind, body and soul. Sink into the season and the fruit of the harvest with the Seasonal Living Wellness informational sessions where you will learn how to support and nourish both mind and body during this time of the year. Qi Gong-Shibashi-Tai Chi sessions will also be offered and offer a huge array of benefits with the main ones being to promote calm, ease tension and bring balance to the energetic (meridian) systems of our body.

Remember, this retreat is for you, so you can get involved with the classes and activities as much as you like! Rest is also good for the soul so if you’d rather sleep in and skip class, you have our full permission.

Looking forward to seeing you there! Holly and Tim

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Your Teachers

HOLLY KELLAM

Holly is a certified Yoga Alliance instructor and yoga therapist with many passions all related to sharing harmony, healing and abundance with others in a way that respects and honours each other and our home, the Earth. This is a road she has always walked and is a native American philosophy known as the “Beauty Path”. It takes many forms yet the movement of the body in yoga, the nourishment of the body through holistic nutrition & foraging and helping others open their hearts through travel have been paramount and have helped assist students on their own journeys of self-realisation. She feels truly honoured to be able to share her gifts with others both on and off the mat.

Holly is currently deepening her knowledge as a student of Yoga Anatomy with Tiffany Cruikshank, Mindfulness/Traditional Chinese Medicine via Yin Yoga with Josh Summers, spiritual studies with anthropologist Hank Wesselman and Native American ceremony with Lynn Andrews.

TIM KELLAM

Tim Kellam has been a teacher and practitioner of tai chi for over 20 years. His training and practice started in Cornwall. Along with his studies in holistic therapy his travels and studies have taken him around the globe.

He teaches a mixture of Chi Kung and Tai Chi forms. The Chi Kung focuses on solo movements which can work as a first aid kit. Movements can work with specific areas of the body and their associated emotions and thought patterns. The Tai Chi forms whilst often taught as martial arts, are taught by Tim for health and well being and as a deeper means of self-development.

How to get there?

FLIGHTS: The nearest airport is Seville, which can be reached from Bristol and London airports with Vueling, Easyjet, Ryanair and British Airways. We usually use the skyscanner website to find great value flights. Currently roundtrip flights from London Gatwick on EasyJet or British Airways are approximately £85-135 but remember they tend to increase in price the nearer you get to the date.

Flying into Jerez or Malaga are also options, but the travel times to the retreat centre are longer.

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Transfers

From Seville airport the travel time is approximately a 1.5 – 2 hour drive.Transfers can be organised for you at a cost of approx. 90 Euro per car of four.

Jerez (nearer) and Malaga (further) airports are also possibilities. As soon as you book your flights, please let us know so we can try to group people together to split the cost for the pick-up. You will be paying Euro cash directly to the driver, so it is best to bring Euros with you as there are no money exchanges in either the Seville or Jerez airports.

I’m Ready – How Do I Sign Up?

Deluxe Double w/private bath: £1095 per person based on double occupancy -or- Single occupancy: £1395

Superior Double w/shared bath: £1045 per person based on double occupancy -or- Single occupancy: £1295

Superior Twin w/shared bath: £995 per person based on double occupancy -or- Single occupancy: £1275

EcoLiving: Eco-Casa or Yurt w/outside bath: £895​ per person based on double occupancy -or- Single occupancy: £1175

£150 non-refundable deposit per person secures your space*

*Availability of room and bed choice is on a first come-first served basis

Any Questions? Feel free to email holly@oceanflowyoga.co.uk

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Terms and Conditions

This retreat is independently organized and hosted by Holly Kellam

Payment

A non-refundable deposit of £150.00 is needed to hold your spot. 50% mid payment is due by: 31st May 2020. Final payment is due by 31st July 2020. Payments must meet the deadlines to remain on the trip. Should payment deadlines be missed, it may be necessary to release the space back for sale to the public. In this situation, no monies paid to date would be refundable.

Cancellation and Refunds

Once the initial £150 deposit is paid, this payment is non-refundable. Any cancellation from the date of paying your deposit to 31st May 2020 will receive back all monies paid less the £150 initial deposit. Any cancellation made between 31st May and 31st July 2020 will lose the deposit and the 50% interim payment. Any cancellation made after 31st July 2020 will result in the total loss of funds paid. We reserve the right to cancel the trip if it is not meeting the trip minimum (if we do so, all funds paid to date will be refunded). Trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended to give you flexibility in the face of the unknown.

Holly Kellam and Oceanflow Yoga reserves the right to cancel any trip prior to departure for any reason whatsoever, including an insufficient number of participants or logistical problems (e.g. acts of God, war, strikes, etc.), which may impede trip operations. The refund of payments shall release Holly Kellam and Oceanflow Yoga from any further liability, financial or otherwise. A trip cancellation due to insufficient numbers would normally occur at least a month prior to departure, unless acts of God, war, strikes or other events impede our departure causing large numbers of participants opt to cancel participation on the journey in the last days before departure.